Back Pain

Backpack Safety

With the return to school that has arrived so quickly upon us, for some you this may mean heavier loads to carry.The use of overweight and improper fit of backpacks may be a contributing factor for those with spinal pain.

Reminders when carrying backpacks

Office Ergonomics

Do you ever feel achy, sore or painful after spending time on the computer? If you’re like many of us, your answer is, at least sometimes, yes! Thankfully, there are some basic guidelines that you can use to help yourself feel better and improve your tolerance.

Start with your keyboard. Ideally, this should be at your elbow level, so when your hands are on the keyboard, your forearms are level and elbows are at your sides. So adjust your seat height to that position.

If your seat back is adjustable, adjust the position to give you good low back support.

The Proper Way To Sleep And Get Out Of Bed

Discovering the proper way to sleep at night can make a big impact on the way your back and neck will feel in the morning when you wake up. Many people are causing more back and neck pain from the way they sleep. Below are some helpful tips for making sure you have the most comfort during the night.

Benefits Of Traction For Neck and Back Pain

Traction therapy for neck and back pain can provide many benefits. When it comes to neck and back pain, there are many benefits from traction. During traction, your neck or low back are given a pull from a machine in order to stretch those areas. Treatments are usually ten to fifteen minutes long.

Hot Tips to Avoid Low Back Pain

 
  • Always stretch before exercise or other strenuous physical activity.
  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
  • Sleep on your side to reduce any curve in your spine. Always sleep on a firm surface.
  • Don't try to lift objects too heavy for you. Lift with your knees, pull in your stomach muscles, and keep your head down and in line with your straight back. Keep the object close to your body. Do not twist when lifting.
  • Don't slouch! When standing, keep your weight balanced on your feet.
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